Macopin Gorge

 in the Pequannock Watershed (NJ), West Milford, New Jersey

The rest area on Route 23 North in West Milford sits in what is known as the Macopin Gorge and overlooks the Charlottesburg Reservoir.


Directions to the Charlottesburg Rest Area: From points south take GSP North to Route 3 West to Route 46 West to Route 23 North, pass Echo Lake Road, rest area is half a mile on the right in Newfoundland.

From I-287 and I-80 take exit for Route 23 North, Butler/Sussex, and follow directions above.

From points North, take Route 23 South to Echo Lake Road exit, cross southbound lanes, take Route 23 North approximately half a mile on right.


The Macopin River flows through Macopin Gorge to empty into the Pequannock River.


woods, forested slopes, rivers; forested slopes surround the Macopin River